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FOX
Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
all day, thousands came out to honor two fallen officers all day. john sasaki shows us how baker and butler were remembered. >> reporter: the hp pavilion seemed like the saddest place on earth today. the families of the slain police officers along with thousands of law enforcement officers governor jerry brown and a heartbroken santa cruz community remembered and said goodbye to detective elizabeth butler and detective sergeant butch baker. >> remembering who they were will help us get through this together. >> reporter: who they were were parents as well as peace officers. sergeant butch baker had a wife and three children. >> you are the very reason there is good in my life. because early on you made sure that of that. >> reporter: detective butler had a 2-year-old and 4-year-old joaquin. but his partner shared what he said he promised her before she died. >> i whispered to her that i would teach her about boys and make sure they would always know what a great person their mom was. >> reporter: butler and baker were shot to death nine days ago as they attempted to interview an
FOX
Mar 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
of police about just how violent some of these gang members are. john sasaki has the story. >> reporter: police officers and state agents dropped the hammer on some of oakland's most violent offenders. all part of an effort to rid the streets of violent offenders. >> probably the most violent group of people i've seen in the last few years. >> reporter: they're violent not for money or turf. >> it was basically they hated the other gang. >> reporter: police released this surveillance video they say was committed by members of that new gang. >> we found out fairly quickly that these groups every day were planning on ways to commit violent acts within the community of oakland. >>> this - - >> reporter: this is all part of operation seize fire. oakland city officials hosted a huge press conference with other local state and federal law enforcement which have been leading related efforts. >> there were 23 arrests and in those arrests we have seized 55 firearms that included four assault weapons. >> reporter: afterward, mayor quan told us that it was meant as a warning to those offenders. >
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